Conservative Black Sheriff Applauds DOJ Darren Wilson Decision, Slams Rights Leaders

Jan 22, 2015


Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (Fox News Screenshot)

A day after it was announced that the U.S. Department of Justice is unlikely to pursue a civil rights case against ex-Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson, a Black conservative sheriff David Clarke (pictured) has applauded the decision and slammed civil rights leaders in a Fox News interview, according Mediaite.

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Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke told “Fox & Friends” Thursday that the decision not to pursue a civil rights case against Wilson was vindication for the officer and an indictment against “race hustlers” like U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Rev. Al Sharpton:

“The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, got it right,” Clarke said. “Officer Wilson has been exonerated. The thing I want to know is how does he get his reputation back?”

But Clarke reserved much of his ire for Sharpton.

“I don’t expect anything intelligent to come out of the mouth of Al Sharpton,” Clarke said. “We know he is a charlatan. Al Sharpton ought to go back in to the gutter he came from. The police officer is owed a lot from him, Eric Holder, and the President of the United States.”

Watch the video of Sheriff David Clarke’s interview here:

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